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  • 16/02/2018 - Chairman’s statement on rent reviews
    Last month I published a statement on the Scottish Land & Estates website which announced that my own family business, Annandale Estates, is in the process of conducting rent reviews across a number of our farms. http://www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6455:statement-from-david
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  • 16/02/2018 - Aberdeenshire Learning Festival
    SLE shared a "Land-based Stand" on 13th February with NFUS, LANTRA, SRUC, Ringlink, Royal Northern Countryside Initiative (RNCI) and Aberdeenshire Council at the Exhibition Centre in Aberdeen in order to promote job opportunities across the sector to teachers from all over North East Scotland.   There were struct
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  • 15/02/2018 - Rural Youth Project launched
    An initiative designed to research and better understand rural young people, aged 18-28, has been launched. The Rural Youth Project coincides with the 2018 Year of Young People and will combine an online survey, year-long in-depth video logs (vlogs) of 15-20 rural young people and a Rural Youth Ideas Festival.  
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  • 15/02/2018 - Rural Innovation Support Service
    A new service designed to provide farmers, foresters and crofters in Scotland with a collaborative way to explore their business ideas. The Rural Innovation Support Service is part of the Scottish Rural Network and is being led by Soil Association Scotland. One of 40 facilitators from one of the partner organisations – SAC
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  • 15/02/2018 - A96 Dualling Hardmuir to Fochabers drop-in sessions
    As part of ongoing community engagement for the scheme, design update drop-in sessions are being held in February and March 2018 in Elgin, Forres and Fochabers. The purpose of these events is to provide an update on the progress that has been made to develop the route options presented in June 2017, and to give public and oth
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  • 15/02/2018 - Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy consultation
    The Cairngorms National Park Forest Strategy is the key document providing strategic direction on future forest management and the restoration of woodlands in the Cairngorms National Park over the next two decades. The consultation period for the strategy lasts until 23 March 2018. The strategy will replace the Cairngorms For
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  • 15/02/2018 - RHI eligibility
    The UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its response to the consultation on further proposed amendments to the non-domestic renewable heat incentive scheme. The Government will remove wood-fuel drying as well as drying, cleaning and processing waste as eligible heat uses for n
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  • 15/02/2018 - Cairngorm ski uplift review underway
    A major independent and comprehensive review of ski uplift facilities and infrastructure on Cairngorm Mountain is about to get underway. HIE has appointed North American firms SE group to carry out the review, which will take around eight months to complete. The review will explore how Cairngorm might adapt for success in a c
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  • 12/02/2018 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 12 February 2018
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 12 February 2018.
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  • 12/02/2018 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 05 - 09 February 2018
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 05 - 09 February which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 12/02/2018 - Current consultations - 12 February 2018
    Please click on the PDF below to see a list of consultations which may be of interest to members and how to get involved in responses by Scottish Land & Estates.
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  • 09/02/2018 - Fundraising & Sponsorship Paid Internship (part time, 6 months fixed term), Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland, Edinburgh
      The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) is seeking a graduate or someone of equivalent experience for a paid six-month internship in its fundraising and partnerships department. This is a part-time role for 3 days per week in the first instance, with regular days to be agreed with the line manager
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  • 09/02/2018 - Working for Waders - The Delivering Results-led Collaborative Action Group
    Two workshops, held earlier in 2017, (the overview report is available here) highlighted that there was wide consensus on the need to halt and, where possible, reverse declines in waders.    The Working for Waders Initiative was established to bring people together to encourage new ways of thinking and working, espe
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  • 09/02/2018 - National Access Forum
      Earlier this week Scottish Land & Estates attended the 44th meeting of the National Access Forum held in the SNH offices at Battleby. The forum was provided with an update from the Core Paths and OS mapping sub group which is looking to have all core paths detailed on OS maps. The whole Core Path data set exists on the
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  • 09/02/2018 - Police Scotland Launch National Livestock Worrying Campaign
      The campaign is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, NFU Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates, NSA Scotland and The Kennel Club UK, and reminds owners of the devastating effects of livestock worrying. It runs until the end of May 2018 and seeks to highlight to dog owners who live in or walk their dogs in the countr
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  • 08/02/2018 - CFU produces report
    The Consumer Futures Unit (CFU) of the Citizens Advice Scotland has published the following report: Leading by example: a principled journey through regulation. The report sets out the mechanisms that are used by 40 regulators and service providers within the regulated industries of energy, water and post to develop consumer-
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  • 08/02/2018 - RBS to keep 10 closure-threatened banks open
    The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to keep 10 rural banks that were threatened with closure open, until the end of the year. The bank said the use of branches would be reviewed by independent research over that period.    The branches are Biggar, Beauly, Castlebay on Barra, Comrie, Douglas in South Lanarksh
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  • 08/02/2018 - Tourism growth
    The International Passenger Survey (IPS) and the domestic tourism statistics were published at the end of January – both demonstrate significant growth. Overseas visits to Scotland were up 14.6% and domestic visits were up by 10% from July to September. Key influences include increased capacity on air routes, favourable exc
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  • 08/02/2018 - Planning service research
    Following on from the May 2016 Independent Review of the Planning System, a Digital Taskforce was established to explore opportunities to develop a world leading Digital Planning Service for Scotland. As part of the work to explore digital opportunities, the Scottish Government’s Digital Planning Team are keen to hear from
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  • 08/02/2018 - Planning (Scotland) Bill
    Scottish Land & Estates has submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee. The full document can be found on our website here. We have highlighted the need for a rural focus in a planning system which is currently urban centric. Our response calls for greater resources and in
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